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Single kids likely to be obese?


September 18th, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, Sep 18 (IANS) A single child has a more than 50 percent higher risk of being overweight or obese than those with siblings, as borne out by a study ... Read more...

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Civic agencies get court notice on illegal hookah bars


August 1st, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to civic agencies on a plea seeking action against restaurants which are running hookah bars illegally.NGO World Lung ... Read more...

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Berries cut Parkinson’s risk by 40 percent


April 5th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 5 (IANS) Eating strawberries, blueberries, blackcurrants and blackberries could help protect against Parkinson's disease in men, researchers say.Men who ate the fruits along with other foods rich in ... Read more...

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Kids most exposed to harmful nanoparticles


February 16th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) Children may be the most exposed to harmful nanoparticles of titanium dioxide in candy, which they eat in amounts much larger than adults, according to a ... Read more...

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Eating vegetables, fish helps you live longer


December 22nd, 2011 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 22 (IANS) Eating large amounts of vegetables and fish can make you live three years longer, experts say.People on such a diet with low amounts of animal-based products ... Read more...

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Kudankulam row: Anti-nuke yatra starts Thursday


November 9th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 9 (IANS) More than 100 anti-nuclear energy activists will Thursday embark on a yatra from Madurai to Kudankulam in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu to create awareness about ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Cyclists at higher risk from inhaled soot


September 26th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 26 (IANS) Cyclists in cities inhale more black carbon than pedestrians -- and this may damage their lungs, evidence shows.Automobiles discharge a huge quantity of soot or black ... Read more...

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12,000 dead in seven years of Iraqi bombings


September 3rd, 2011 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Sep 3 (IANS/AKI) Over 12,000 civilians and some 200 coalition soldiers died in suicide bombings in Iraq between 2003 and 2010, says a new report.Medical journal The Lancet said ... Read more...

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Smokers in cars with kids may be penalised in Wales


July 16th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 16 (IANS) Wales may become the first European province where people accompanying children in cars could be penalised for putting their health at risk by smoking.The plan, being ... Read more...

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New ‘dissolvable tobacco’ products up mouth disease risk


March 17th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 17 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the new genre of 'dissolvable tobacco' products - pop-into-the-mouth replacements for cigarettes - has the potential to cause mouth diseases as well ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scented candles can contain harmful chemicals in them


March 16th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): Indoor air quality experts in US have said that scented candles and air fresheners which make our homes smell nice, could contain hundreds of chemicals that are harmful ... Read more...

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Coffee cuts stroke risk in women


March 11th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 11 (IANS) Drinking more than a cup of coffee daily lowers stroke risk among women by 22 percent to 25 percent, compared to those who drink less.Low or ... Read more...

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Coffee drinking linked to lower stroke risk in women


March 11th, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): Consuming more than a cup of coffee a day is linked to a 22 percent to 25 percent lower risk of stroke, says a new study.Low or no ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Grape compound increases beneficial fat hormone


January 8th, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): A compound in grapes displays antioxidant and other positive properties. Now, a new study has described a novel way in which resveratrol exerts these beneficial health effects.Resveratrol stimulates ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why a whole orange is better for you


December 21st, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): Researchers at the Brigham Young University are squeezing all the healthy compounds out of oranges to find the right mixture responsible for their age-old health benefits.The popular ... Read more...

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Retirement ‘leads to a substantial reduction in tiredness, depression’


November 24th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 24 (ANI): A new study has shown that retirement leads to a substantial reduction in mental and physical fatigue and depressive symptoms.However, the research has also concluded that retirement does ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Alcohol intake decreases with development of disease


November 24th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): A new study by Australian researchers has found that the experience of ill health is associated with subsequent reduction or cessation of alcohol consumption.In a cross-sectional study from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Early alcohol, tobacco use might delay onset of puberty in girls


September 15th, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 15 (ANI): Early drinking and smoking might delay onset of puberty in girls, according to new study.Puberty can start as early as age 7 or 8, but most girls start ... Read more...

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Macca furious over NASA’s animal testing


August 27th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 27 (ANI): Animal-lover Paul McCartney is upset with experts at NASA for allegedly funding science experiments on monkeys.'The Beatles' legend is urging the U.S. space agency's bosses to withdraw ... Read more...

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Watercress may help fight cancer


August 22nd, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 22 (IANS) Daily intake of a small portion of watercress could help protect against cancer, a new study says. Southampton University scientists found that volunteers who took 80 grams of ... Read more...

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Saunas ’safe in moderation, lethal if taken too much’


August 12th, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 12 (ANI): Hot steam in a closed room at the end of a harrowing day may be your idea of relaxation, but taking too much sauna may be lethal, say ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Alcohol taxes can reduce death rates among chronic heavy drinkers


August 10th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 10 (ANI): Adjusting the alcohol tax in Florida to account for inflation since 1983 would prevent 600 to 800 deaths each year in the state from diseases caused by chronic ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Children urged to ‘text not call’


July 15th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 15 (ANI): In wake of studies linking mobile phone use to increased risk of brain tumours, kids have been urged to text, rather than talk, on their cell phones.The Australian ... Read more...

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Mobile phones ‘too dangerous’ for kids


June 27th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 27 (ANI): In wake of studies linking mobile phone use to increased risk of brain tumours, kids have been urged to text, rather than talk, on their cell phones.The Australian ... Read more...

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Kids should text rather than talk on mobile


June 27th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, June 27 (IANS) Children should text rather than talk on their mobile phones, Australia's radiation safety watchdog has said, noting that a child's skull is thinner and could absorb more radiation. The ... Read more...

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Cell phone masts ‘do not increase risk of childhood cancer’


June 23rd, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 23 (ANI): A new study has found no association between a mother living near to a mobile phone base station during her pregnancy and the risk of that child developing ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Watching World Cup soccer on telly can help shed the pounds


June 18th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 18 (ANI): A study has shown that watching a World Cup match on telly can actually help one burn up to 740 calories.The study by LiveIt Health found that watching ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why you shouldn’t light up right after waking up


June 8th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): People taking their first puff minutes after waking up have significantly higher cotinine levels than those who wait to smoke, irrespective of the number of cigarettes smoked, new ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

High caffeine energy ’shots’ harmful for youngsters


June 3rd, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, June 3 (ANI): Energy 'shots' and drinks containing high levels of caffeine are unsuitable for youngsters, especially teenagers, pregnant women and people sensitive to caffeine, food safety officials say.The New Zealand ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Air pollution can stop woman getting pregnant through IVF


May 12th, 2010 - 5:01 am ICT by IANS
London, May 12 (IANS) Excessive exposure to air pollution might increase the chance of In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) failure, a new study has found. A team of fertility experts tested more than 7,000 ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Exercise at school ‘improves kids’ fitness’


February 24th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 24 (ANI): A new Swiss study has found that stretching the PE lessons at school and assigning kids a ten minute exercise homework can improve their fitness.The study has appeared ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Oestrogen-only HRT ‘raises asthma risk after menopause’


February 8th, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): A new study has revealed that oestrogen-only hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may put menopausal women at increased asthma risk.Compared with women who had never used any form of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Alternative chemicals may reduce safety concerns about nonstick, repellent coatings


February 4th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Concerns over potential toxic effects of the chemical used in nonstick cookware have led scientists to look for alternatives to ease safety concerns.The manufacturers are using new versions ... Read more...

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‘Macho’ men at increased cancer death risk: Scottish study


January 23rd, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 23 (ANI): Men who feel they can never get cancer should rethink, as figures suggest otherwise.It has been found in Scotland, men are 40 per cent more likely to die ... Read more...

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Tylenol issues its first recall of 2010


January 16th, 2010 - 12:15 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jan 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Tylenol had issued a recall in 2009, and now it has been broadened to include 27 more products. The original Tylenol 2009 recall included only ... Read more...

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